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Posted on December 16, 2015 by Sioux under General
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Queenie
Race map

The first stop of our day out in London was the very popular Covent Gardens for the 35th Great Christmas Pudding Race.

A team-of-6 relay race, run in order to raise funds for cancer research, it is a festive day for all – participants and onlookers. After some Zumba style dance moves to warm the racers up, a look alike Queenie cut the red ribbon and declared the race officially on!

Amidst much merriment and laughter, runners had obstacles to cover and tasks to perform along the way, before handing the pudding, set resplendently on its plate-of-honour, to the next colourfully dressed runner.

 

Even some of the officials were

suitably attired in the current

fashion of Christmas jumper

and wooly hat!

With onlookers and fellow team members shouting encouragement from the sidelines, and shoppers stopping to watch before going on their merry way, Covent Gardens was a hive of festive activity.

Also on display was the LEGO Santa Express, consisting of half a million Lego bricks and puffing steam out of the engines’ chimney stack.

 

Totally delighting adults and children alike!

With huge decorations all around and a towering Christmas tree, the Christmas spirit was certainly in full swing at Covent Gardens!

 

2 responses to “Great Christmas Pudding race”

  1. Cindy says:

    awesome photos. brilliant, I just relived it all over again. it would be nice if you could make a mention that it was 3 Days in London that introduced you to these events with a link back to the site 😉

  2. Chez says:

    lOVE THIS! You can’t beat the UK for the Christmas
    Spirit! Thanks for the blog x x

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